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WSP Australia

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at WSP Australia

8.3
8.3 rating for Recruitment, based on 42 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
First interview to see if the company and I would be a good fit and a second interview to further discuss my skills/qualifications and interests.
Graduate, Brisbane
Applied, got a call about an interview, had the interview a couple days later, and then got the acceptance call a few days after that.
Graduate, QLD
Completed an assessment through HR who invited me to meet for an interview. Came in to the office and was interviewed by 3 people who would be overseeing my work. After the interview I was given an offer the next day.
Graduate, Sunshine Coast
Each person needs to submit a 1 min video describing themselves along with a CV and cover letter. These are passed onto the various discipline leads who then perform interviews. The interview process was pretty relaxed with the team executive and another senior engineer. I received a call a week or two later asking to start ASAP.
Graduate, Brisbane
Flexible, my first interview was over Skype.
Graduate, Sydney
I applied early at the start of the year however I did not receive a reply until the mid-year period so I can't remember much of the early application process as I was going applying for a myriad of graduate roles at the time.
Midlevel, Adelaide
I completed an Expression of Interest in February (final year university), which I submitted my CV and then was invited to attend a grad info night at WSP, from here I was asked to attend an interview and was subsequently hired.
Graduate, Canberra
I had a highly informal interview (based on a recommendation from an organisation I attained a scholarship with) to attain an internship during the holidays between second and third year of universityversity. I was then offered a full time job during my final year, dependent on graduating successfully.
Graduate, Brisbane
I knew someone at the company who looked at my CV and hired me from an interview. I attempted to go through the HR graduate hiring process a year previously and did not get a call back for an interview.
Graduate, Brisbane
I was scouted from a company they acquired. I was in a different role and team but was asked to come in for a chat as my skillset and education was of interest to the general manager. Came in for an interview. Was an informal chat on how they see the role, and how I could see myself suiting the role and the value I could bring. The conversation went well, with the HR department calling me within two hours after with a verbal offer, and a written offer to start in my new role within a week.
Graduate, Brisbane
I was taken on as an intern, so was hired from this experience. I found the interview process pretty standard. I was asked questions from the get go.
Graduate, Manila
Initially applied for one job, didn't get it but got a call a few months later seeing if I was interested in another position. Went in for an interview and was successful.
Graduate, Canberra
My interviewers were very approachable and patient with me. so great experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Sent in my resume and cover letter. Had an interview with 2 people from the business and heard back within a few days.
Graduate, Brisbane
Short process: 2x phone interviews with HR 60 min face to face Offer within the week.
Graduate, Brisbane
The interview process and assessment met my expectations, though it did take a couple months to hear anything back after submitting my application online.
Graduate, Sydney
Very good and easy, however, took a long time to hear back from talent.
Midlevel, Adelaide
You'll get to know in the day itself after all the interviews about if you are hired or not -- that makes everything less complicated. They are giving fair opinions and assessments. 1/10 would be for the improvement of the HR process. It took them some weeks to get back to me with all the job offer, etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Practical engineering questions + some HR questions
Graduate, Sydney
A huge focus on value adds. and to show how my experience working the engineering / architecture sector for 2 years whilst studying, as well as my universityversity experience. as this role is as a writer - my universityversity degree and marks were also highly considered. As I went to universityversity of Sydney and studied a Bachelor of Communiversitycation majoring in Public Relations. I was able to demonstrate by written talents through UTS's commitment for Communiversitycation students to work Pro Bono with real clients as for both academic and skills growth. WSP is growing their Future Ready capability so questions also included how I would be innovative and sustainable in my writing- to show clients WSP's exceeding capabilities compared to other Engineering firms.
Graduate, Brisbane
About myself and how I fix problems.
Intern, Melbourne
General and technical e.g. standards AS300, etc.
Graduate, Sunshine Coast
General questions about experience, what my teamwork and leadership experience are, field experience, project management, etc.
Graduate, Brisbane
Had a couple of HR-is questions such as 'what does improvement mean to you', etc. but the majority of the interview was spent talking about who I am and what hobbies I like.
Graduate, Sydney
I started as an intern so I was asked why I studied engineering, what subjects I enjoyed etc., what I would like to work with. From other interviews I've had companies actually want you to demonstrate that you are an ok person and can talk and communiversitycate well and will suit their team. Companies want these soft skills over technical or academic skills. It is really good to be able to speak about 'extra curricular activities' .
Midlevel, Adelaide
I was asked about previous experience, projects and tasks I had done at universityversity and in my previous workplace that would be relevant to the job.
Graduate, Canberra
I was asked if I am a high achiever, which was an interesting question. I think they wanted to know if I demanded too much from them.
Graduate, Brisbane
I was mainly asked about my interests, why I wanted to join the team, what my goals were, what my relevant university experiences were, and a few technical questions.
Graduate, Brisbane
Its been a few years since my interview, so I can't really remember what was asked. From memory I was asked about myself, my experiences, the WSP values, projects and my skills. The interview was great, I was super nervous before, but the panel made me feel super comfortable.
Graduate, SYDNEY
Leadership skills, what was it like at my previous work experience, if I was available to work part time as an intern.
Midlevel, Perth
Most of the questions had to do with myself as an individual as opposed to what I knew about the industry.
Graduate, Canberra
Previous experience, general personality
Graduate, Brisbane
The first few questions I was asked at the start of my interview were generic interview questions i.e. 'tell me a little bit about yourself. However, as the interview went on, it become more personal and enjoyable to chat away with the team members.
Graduate, Melbourne
Typical Interview Questions Such As How Well I Work In A Team. Very Work Specific Questions Based On Projects I Have Been Involved In (Especially Interested In 12D Modelling Aspect).
Graduate, Manila
What made me interested in the Power industry.
Graduate, Canberra
What sort of experience do you have in construction? Are you able to work independently?
Graduate, Brisbane
What was your previous role? What responsibilities did you have? How did you deal with conflict? How can you manage your time?
Graduate, Brisbane
Where do you see yourself in 5 years. How do you manage your time at university, work and social life?
Intern, Brisbane
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Every application is different - I looked at linked to see the general background of who I was being interviewed by.
Graduate, Brisbane
Be yourself. Be honest. Read about WSP and what they are about. Try also to recall your college topics, it'll help during the assessment.
Graduate, QLD
Company research, linked in mgs employees in similar roles. practice your behavioural questions!
Graduate, Brisbane
Experience speaks louder than your bachelor's degree paper.
Graduate, Sydney
find your passion and show case them in your interview. it really helps with making you stand out. know exactly why you want to work at WSP. I choose to work here because WSP is transport focused and it was aligned with my passion.
Graduate, Sydney
For a graduate position, everyone is at the same level in terms of qualifications. Everyone applying has a degree (or is about to), otherwise they wouldn't be applying. Be a real person, and show your human side. Don't be afraid to talk about hobbies outside of work, and show that you have a sense of humour and are a person who your potential future team members would be happy to spend 37.5 hrs. per week with.
Midlevel, Adelaide
Have a recommendation from a friend - not very helpful, but that is how I have my friend working with me.
Graduate, Sydney
I have multiple tips for graduates: 1. Ensure there are no spelling/grammar mistakes in your cover letter and resume. 2. Use key words that let the managers know that you understand what the business is about. 3. Prior to going to interviews, put yourself in similar interview situations where you're talking to someone you've never met before. This will help you talk more fluently about yourself and help you calm the nerves.
Graduate, Canberra
I would say firstly be yourself, highlight what makes you universityque and special and what you can bring to the team - you want to stand out from the crowd. Get a really good understanding of the WSP values and guiding principles and know how you fit into them . Do some research of projects the company has worked on and think about what types of projects you want to work on.
Graduate, Brisbane
I would say show passion about the industry that you are going into. Research topical issues going on. I would also not be afraid to reach out on LinkedIn or any other methods for the company.
Graduate, Brisbane
Interview is quite relaxed, they're more looking for people who match culture/personality.
Graduate, SYDNEY
Know about the company and what projects that team do if possible. The benefit of knowing someone in the team, means you can quiz them about what they do and link this to what you have enjoyed doing at university.
Midlevel, Perth
Know what you want, and do your research. It's very easy to tell when someone is genuinely passionate.
Graduate, Brisbane
Know Your Resume And Cover Letter Very Well Because They Will Go Through Each Point In Detail. Know How To Explain Through Illustration (There Are Whiteboards In The Room And We Were Allowed To Use Them).
Graduate, Manila
Reach out even if there is no job ad and tell them you are interested in being a part of the company. Be motivated and willing to learn.
Graduate, Canberra
Research the company values and note down how/if they align with your own - Depending on your hiring manager, you may be asked technical questions related to concepts taught at universityversity; if you know the answer - great, otherwise, be honest rather than
Graduate, Sydney
Research the interviewee - LinkedIn is great for this. There may be some areas which you both have interest. Ask questions - it is best to prethink about these however they might come in the moment.
Graduate, Brisbane
Review the WSP values and recent projects on the WSP website. Being familiar with the company definitely helped me throughout my interview.
Graduate, Brisbane
Show your passion, your commitment to becoming better, show your innovative ideas. Get some real experience. The graduate program is only an Learning and Development initiative. I had experience working in corporate marketing, and these skills were easily transferable to my current role. but straight out of university, with only retail or hospitality experience isn't going to cut it. Do a summer internship in a Communications/marketing or business company, so you can show real experience and maturity in your writing and business development skills.
Graduate, Sydney
Smile, Take your time when answering the questions, eye contact.
Midlevel, Adelaide